<br /> Installing Debian (woody) on a Sony Vaio SRX87 – Debian Planet

Welcome to Debian Planet

News for Debian. Stuff that *really* matters

Debian
These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site
  • Package search
  • Mailing list archives
  • Bug reports
  • Debian on CD
  • Debian Weekly News — excellent news source!
  • Unofficial APT sources
    (apt-get.org)

  • Developers’ Corner
  • Community
    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP
    (User support site)

  • Debian International
  • DebianForum.de
    (Deutsch)

  • DebianForum.dk
    (Dansk)

  • EsDebian
    (Español)

  • DebianWorld
    (Français)

  • Debian-Fr
    (Français)

  • MaximumDebian
    (Italiano)

  • DebianUsers
    (Korean)

  • Debian-BR
    (Português)

  • DebianHOWTO (Deutsch)
  • Contribute
    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.

    General feedback should be sent to staff@debianplanet.org

    IRC
    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on irc.oftc.net.

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Debian Planet also has its own channel on the same network called #debianplanet.

    Sponsorship

    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems.

    Domains paid for and hosted by uklinux.net.

    Buy your Debian merchandise at DebianShop.com.

    Donate
    Support Debian through Bytemark Hosting. At least £7 will be given for each new account

    Syndicate
    XML

    Installing Debian (woody) on a Sony Vaio SRX87
    Submitted by rlipscombe on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 – 21:39
    DebianI’ve just spent the evening installing Debian on my Sony Vaio SRX87. After a few false starts, it went relatively smoothly. I’ve written up the experience here.
    Category: HOWTOs

    Control panel

    Comment viewing options:



    Select your prefered way to display the comments and click ‘Update settings’ to activate your changes.

    Subject: closed != not portable
    Author: salimma
    Date: Thursday, 2003/01/16 – 13:49
    NT has been shown running on Alpha and MIPS, AFAIR.. and similarly Apple’s Project Meklar supposedly has OS X running on x86.

    The problem, of course, is the lack of source availability making supporting a niche platform impractical.

    Open PPC platforms has finally begun to be available again (after the Jobs cut of 1997); looking forward to the time when I can get an affordable, dual-PPC970 server box.. hehe

    That being said, still going for the 12″ Powerbook myself. Jaguar + Fink is practically a prettified Debian 🙂

    – Michel

    [ return ]

     

    Subject: closed == long-term unportable
    Author: hazelsct
    Date: Monday, 2003/01/20 – 19:14
    Yes, NT ran on MIPS, and for a while on Alpha too, thanks to an enormous effort by DEC engineers. They even delayed shipments of the first alphas until NT ran on them, which was a BIG mistake, since the overwhelming majority of their sales were for Unix…

    NT was also supposed to run on Sparc and PowerPC. And one after the other, Microsoft dropped all of these alternative platforms, finally killing Alpha last after NT SP6.

    Closed-source -> Abandoned -> Dead. It’s an inevitable cycle. Apple abandoned pre-G3 chips, so closed-source MockOS on them is dead; those with G3s today will at some point inevitably be bitten by the same thing.

    The corrolary is that if there are closed-source alternatives with uneven commercial potential, one will be pursued and the other abandoned -> dead. So it was with NT on PPC, Sparc, MIPS and Alpha; so it almost was with Quicken on MockOS (until Apple bribed Intuit to keep it); so it will be with Xandros unless they can prove they’ll be around in ten years and/or release the source of their extensions…

    So yes, closed source == not portable in the long term. And multi platform -> more secure. This gives an inherent security advantage when working with open source on less popular platforms, which was my original point. And yes, I too am looking forward to nice non-Apple PPC systems! 🙂

    -Adam P.

    [q->t to email]

    [ Please login, or register ]

    Search articles



    Category
    ·News (189)
    ·Features (4)
    ·Site News (8)
    ·HOWTOs (41)
    ·Tips (5)
    ·Opinion (12)
    ·Q & A (18)
    ·Sponsorship (1)

    Log in
    Username:

    Password:

    Remember me

    » Register
    » New password

    Debian Security Announcements
    DSA-350 falconseye
    DSA-349 nfs-utils
    DSA-348 traceroute-nanog
    DSA-347 teapop
    DSA-346 phpsysinfo
    DSA-345 xbl
    DSA-344 unzip
    DSA-343 skk, ddskk
    DSA-342 mozart
    DSA-341 liece

    Latest poll: Favourite music?
    Pop
    Rock
    Classical
    DnB/Acid
    (Prog) trance/house/hard house/etc
    Dance
    Punk
    Hayseed Dixie (AC/DC in hillbilly dixie style)
    I’m a rocker. I rock out.
    Bad 80’s

    home · archives · news feeds · about · polls · search · sections · user account

    Powered by the amazing Drupal

    Debian Planet is not officially related to the Debian Project.
    Debian and the Debian logo are trademarks of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.